Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Amidst

Featuring three artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park: Martin Gonzales, Elizabeth Katt, and Alyssa Imes, Amidst captures life a year after a global pandemic changed our world.


In the artists' own words:


Our show came from a discussion of where and when we currently are.  We are in the middle of our graduate school experience. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which has changed everything in the past year. So, we decided on the word, Amidst.  We are Amidst all the peaks and valleys that come with pushing ourselves in creative directions. We are Amidst the pandemic with all of its uncertainty, challenges, and changes.  We are Amidst our angst.  We are Amidst our perseverance. We are Amidst and that can be an uncomfortable place to be.

Stamp Gallery Operations and Hours

The Stamp Gallery's physical space will open on Monday, April 12, with an occupancy cap of 10 visitors at a time. If you would like a virtual tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at stampgallery@umd.edu. We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.

 

Additionally, the gallery will be reservation-only for the first hour of every day. You or your group can reserve a time to view the exhibition in 30 minute slots. Sign up at stamp.umd.edu/galleryreservation. Please note that reservations are not needed to visit the gallery during other hours- visitors are welcome to walk in!


Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am - 7pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed


 

Announcements

Amidst Gallery Exhibition April 12- May 15

posted on April 26, 2021

Elizabeth Katt, An Accounting: Through December, Adding machine tape, markers, time, variable dimensions, 2021.

 

THE STAMP GALLERY PRESENTS 

Amidst

April 12 - May 15, 2021

Free and Open to the Public

Artist Talk Thursday April 22 at 6pm

Register at stamp.umd.edu/AmidstArtistTalks

 

College Park, MD. This spring, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents Amidst, an exhibition featuring three artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park: Martin Gonzales, Elizabeth Katt, and Alyssa Imes.

 

In the artists' own words:

 

Our show came from a discussion of where and when we currently are.  We are in the middle of our graduate school experience. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which has changed everything in the past year. So, we decided on the word, Amidst.  We are Amidst all the peaks and valleys that come with pushing ourselves in creative directions. We are Amidst the pandemic with all of its uncertainty, challenges, and changes.  We are Amidst our angst.  We are Amidst our perseverance. We are Amidst and that can be an uncomfortable place to be.

 

This exhibition will include an artist talk with the artists April 22, 2021 at 6pm. There will also be an in-gallery art-based activity series for visitors to further explore topics around the artwork on view. Visit the Stamp Gallery’s website and social media for a up-to-date schedule of events at thestamp.umd.edu/gallery 

 

Elizabeth Katt will be performing and live streaming her piece, An Accounting, in the Stamp Gallery during the following dates and times: 

Tuesdays through May 11, 1pm-5pm
Thursdays through May 6, 11am-4pm
Saturday, May 8, 12pm-5pm
Saturday, May 15 starting at 1pm and completing with the last mark through Dec 31, 2020

 

 

ABOUT THE GALLERY

 

Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.


 

Spring 2021 hours: Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am – 7 pm, Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm, Sundays: Closed. 

 

The Stamp Gallery's physical space will open on Monday, February 8, with an occupancy cap of 10 visitors at a time. If you would like a virtual tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at stampgallery@umd.edu. We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.

Additionally, the gallery will be reservation-only for the first hour of every day. You or your group can reserve a time to view the exhibition in 30 minute slots. Sign up at stamp.umd.edu/galleryreservation. Please note that reservations are not needed to visit the gallery during other hours- visitors are welcome to walk in!


For more information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery 


Call for Student Curatorial Submissions: Stamp Gallery Student Curatorial Proposals

posted on April 15, 2021

Call for Student Curatorial Submissions: Stamp Gallery Student Curatorial Proposals

 

Deadline for Proposals: Friday, May 14, 2021 

Notification for Acceptance: Friday, May 28th, 2021 

 

PLEASE SUBMIT TO:  stampgallery@umd.edu

 

The Stamp Student Union Gallery announces a call for curatorial project or exhibition proposals by University of Maryland students and student groups for our Summer 2021 exhibition season. Previous student-curated exhibitions can be seen on our website at thestamp.umd.edu/stamp_gallery 

 

Proposals should be for emerging contemporary artists. Stamp Gallery will provide a modest honoraria for artists included, installation assistance for in person exhibitions, and support for virtual programming such as a virtual talk or website. Student curators will be responsible for communicating with the artists, oversee install and de-install, submitting the images and show information to marketing, and writing the press release, with the assistance of the Stamp Gallery Manager. If accepted, student curators will have the opportunity to solicit calls for entry for the exhibition or reach out to artists of interest with the support of the Stamp Gallery staff.

 

Proposals are open to all University of Maryland undergraduate students currently enrolled or with an expected graduation in academic year 2020-2021. Any questions about the submission guidelines can be directed to stampgallery@umd.edu 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Student curators must submit:

  • Curatorial Statement: (the curatorial statement must carefully and clearly outline the overall concept for the exhibition/project, usually in 1-3 full paragraphs) 

  • Any images of artwork that the student curators may have in mind that are representative for the concept of the proposed exhibition at 72 dpi. 

 

ABOUT STAMP GALLERY

Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

 

Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union (1220 Stamp Student Union, The Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland College Park, 20742). 301-314-8492, stampgallery@umd.edu 

Gallery Hours Spring 2021

Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

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The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit msac.org.

 

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